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Woman Screams After Waking to Intruder in Cowboy Hat published April 1. Grazie! Banquets Building up for Auction published April 3. Des Plaines Panera Gets Makeover published April 2. Cops Arrest Man Accused of Maine Township Burglaries published April 2. D-207 Cuts Deal with Maine West Coach Fired in Hazing Case published April 2. Find Patch on Facebook and click the like button.
Grazie! Ristorante & Banquets, 1050 E. Oakton Street, has been closed for about a year.
A plan to turn the former Grazie! Ristorante & Banquets property into a worship center was effectively rejected by the Des Plaines City Council Monday. The Hanuman Spiritual and Community Center planned to buy the property at 1050 E. Oakton Street, but several alderman voiced concerns about whether the location was the right place for the center. First Ward Alderman Patricia Haugeberg noted that the city's comprehensive plan called for a commercial use on the nearly 4 acre property. Third Ward Alderman Matthew Bogusz said that Des Plaines values diversity as "an essential part of our community." But he also said that the center's plans for the property were not congruent with the city's vision for the area. Although Bogusz motioned to deny…